Global Patent Index - EP 0984715 B2

EP 0984715 B2 20100113 - IMPROVED LIQUID DISPENSER FOR DISPENSING FOAM

Title (en)

IMPROVED LIQUID DISPENSER FOR DISPENSING FOAM

Title (de)

FLÜSSIGKEITSSPENDER ZUR ERZEUGUNG VON SCHAUM

Title (fr)

DISTRIBUTEUR DE LIQUIDE SOUS FORME DE MOUSSE

Publication

EP 0984715 B2 20100113 (EN)

Application

EP 99907809 A 19990325

Priority

  • IB 9900526 W 19990325
  • US 5013098 A 19980330

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949769A1] There is disclosed a foaming device for dispensing foam. The device includes a collapsible liquid container (30) and a foam pump (36) attached to the container outlet. The foam pump includes two enclosures (40, 86), the first (40) being bonded in the throat (34) of the container and the second (86) being telescopingly received in the first with a flexible seal (94) mounted on the second enclosure (86) to provide an air tight seal. When assembled, the two enclosures define an air chamber (104) and a fluid chamber (50, 70) each having outlets which merge by the foamer outlet. The fluid chamber accepts liquid from the container and when the second member (86) is moved with respect to the first member (40) the fluid chamber is pressurized to open an outlet valve (71) and air is simultaneously expelled through the outlet. The liquid and air commingle as they pass through a wire, plastic or fabric mesh (84) thereby forming the foam. There is included a dispenser housing for releasibly receiving the collapsible liquid container and foam pump. The dispenser includes a push button pivotally attached thereto which is coupled to the second enclosure so that as the push button is moved the pump is actuated. The foaming device can be used in any orientation and air is prevented from contacting the solution contained in the bottle (30).

IPC 8 full level

A47K 5/14 (2006.01); B05B 7/00 (2006.01); B05B 11/00 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP US)

A47K 5/14 (2013.01 - EP US); B05B 7/0037 (2013.01 - EP US); B05B 11/3087 (2013.01 - EP US); B05B 11/3097 (2013.01 - EP US); B05B 11/00412 (2018.08 - EP US)

Citation (opposition)

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Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 9949769 A1 19991007; AT 237982 T 20030515; AU 2742899 A 19991018; AU 751305 B2 20020815; BR 9904917 A 20000620; CA 2296115 A1 19991007; CA 2296115 C 20051227; DE 69907098 D1 20030528; DE 69907098 T2 20031030; DE 69907098 T3 20100812; DK 0984715 T3 20030818; DK 0984715 T4 20100517; EP 0984715 A1 20000315; EP 0984715 B1 20030423; EP 0984715 B2 20100113; ES 2198129 T3 20040116; ES 2198129 T5 20100726; IS 2719 B 20110215; IS 5255 A 19991119; JP 2002501423 A 20020115; JP 4294103 B2 20090708; NO 325659 B1 20080630; NO 995832 D0 19991126; NO 995832 L 19991126; NZ 501818 A 20020426; PL 193402 B1 20070228; PL 337125 A1 20000731; PT 984715 E 20030829; US 6082586 A 20000704; ZA 997512 B 20001012

DOCDB simple family (application)

IB 9900526 W 19990325; AT 99907809 T 19990325; AU 2742899 A 19990325; BR 9904917 A 19990325; CA 2296115 A 19990325; DE 69907098 T 19990325; DK 99907809 T 19990325; EP 99907809 A 19990325; ES 99907809 T 19990325; IS 5255 A 19991119; JP 54910599 A 19990325; NO 995832 A 19991126; NZ 50181899 A 19990325; PL 33712599 A 19990325; PT 99907809 T 19990325; US 5013098 A 19980330; ZA 997512 A 19991207